This year’s cohort of new MIT graduate students received a warm welcome from the Graduate Student Council (GSC) from August 21st to September 6th, along with many hands-on orientation activities. – Personal orientation activities for the entire new graduate cohort. Katie Chen, a graduate student in Integrated Design and Management, moderated the orientation.
Graduate orientation began with a picnic on Sunday, August 21st. Freshmen socialized, enjoyed eating and chatting with Killian on her coat, and met fellow alumni corgis.
On Sunday, August 28, MIT President L. Rafael Reif hosted a welcome luncheon for all incoming students, responding to remarks and questions from graduate student moderator Chen and GSC President AJ Miller. Chancellor Melissa Nobles was delighted to attend, along with Susie Nelson, Vice Chancellor and Dean of Student Life. Senior Vice-Chancellor of Residential Education Judy Robinson. Senior Vice Dean and Director of Graduate Education Blanche Staton. Institute Community and Equity His Officer John Dozier. MIT’s mascot, Tim the Beaver.
Held on Wednesday, August 31, the GSC Scavenger Hunt saw teams of graduate students race across the MIT campus in a timed race for clues. Awards were given to 1st, 2nd, 3rd place and “Most Creative Photo”.
Numerous offices and groups gave information and memorabilia to incoming graduate students at the September 6th Graduate Resources and Activities Fair. Each graduate student received a bright red t-shirt sponsored by the MIT Coop.
In addition to these core services, departments and various offices hosted local programming throughout the campus.
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